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Malaysian GP Preview: Cool heads will prevail in Sepang heat

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After a tremendous opening chorus to the 2014 season just over a week ago in Melbourne, F1 is heading back to the Far East for the second ensemble in the heat of Malaysia. Now 15 years old, this race, held at the Sepang Circuit, has grown and grown and is quickly becoming the first modern

The Australian GP through the eyes of an Aussie

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Melbourne is the undisputed home of sport in Australia, however Formula One racing is considered an acquired taste. Whilst 300,000 people came through the gates over four days at Albert Park this past weekend, without an Australian driver featuring heavily I’m not sure the race results would have featured on the front pages, let alone

Nico Rosberg claims dominant victory at Australian GP

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Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant victory at the Australian Grand Prix as the new V6 era officially began. The German strolled to a comfortable 24 second win ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Kevin Magnussen taking third on his debut for McLaren. Lewis Hamilton led away from pole at the second attempt following Jules

Are Red Bull set to be red-faced in 2014?

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN - JANUARY 28:  (L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey attend the launch of their new RB10 Formula One car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.  (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

To the cheers from the millions of non-Vettelians and particularly those who were booing the German on the podium last year, it appears the streak of nine straight wins will not continue in Melbourne. However that comment in itself fails to highlight the issues facing Seb and his team heading to Australia, so looking ahead

Australian GP Preview: F1 heads into the unknown Down Under

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After another seemingly never-ending winter, the new F1 season begins at its traditional opening destination of Melbourne’s Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix. So get out your merchandise, find a space to hide your accompanying snacks from your partner, put up the bunting and let’s get ready to finally welcome in 2014. Because yes

F1′s top teams in spotlight ahead of final Bahrain test

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On Thursday the final four days of preseason testing before Melbourne get underway at Bahrain’s Sakhir International Circuit. For some the aim is to refine and continue development of the cars, while for others the simple task of completing decent mileage ahead of the opening race remains a big challenge. With that in mind here’s

F1 embraces the 21st century to the dismay of ‘traditionalists’

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Hands up if you love Formula 1? That’s good, now hands up if you live in 2014? Yeah, thought so, finally hands up if you’re looking forward to Formula 1 in 2014?  Ah just as I suspected you don’t know do you? You say you like the new V6 engines and that’s good, I’m sure

Alonso and Raikkonen set to battle

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When it was announced last September that Kimi Räikkönen would be re-joining Ferrari alongside Fernando Alonso for 2014, Formula One fans couldn’t wait to see what fireworks the two would produce. But just how will their partnership work and more to the point, can it work? Fernando Alonso will be heading into his fifth season

Welcome back F1, my haven’t you changed!

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Hallelujah! Just when we were grabbing for the anti-depressants the sights of an F1 car circulating a racetrack are back on our visual devices. The start of pre-season testing is always a curious affair with drivers remembering which button does what, mechanics hoping they can recall where the fuel goes in and fans generally staring

What does Ron Dennis’ return mean for McLaren?

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Last week it was announced that Ron Dennis has been appointed chief executive officer of the McLaren Group replacing existing Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh. The future of Whitmarsh’s position within the group under threat though nothing has not been announced by the team. Rumours that Dennis and Whitmarsh have been in dispute over the past

Why F1 has a major weight problem

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It’s funny, when you’re young you always dream about what you could do when your older, an astronaut, an entrepreneur, a footballer, yet when you set your sights on making that dream there are always obstacles in your path. To be an astronaut you have to have like science, to be a entrepreneur you have

Why Ferrari must deliver for Fernando Alonso in 2014

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Poor old Fernando Alonso, the guy has rarely had a period of calm in his F1 career. From the wonder kid that Michael Schumacher handpicked to be the next big thing, to fulfilling that expectation dethroning the great German in 2005 and retaining his crown in 2006. Then came the tragic move to McLaren where

Has DRS been good for F1?

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One of the most interesting stories to come from last week’s Autosport Show in Birmingham was FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting’s stout defence of DRS in F1. Introduced in 2011 the aim of the Drag Reduction System was to aid a driver in overtaking the car in front, in practice and qualifying the top flap

World Domination

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The 2013 Grand Prix season has petered out with Sebastian Vettel romping to his fourth consecutive title after totally dominating the second half of the year. With it come the inevitable cries of ‘predictable and boring Formula One’. Even Lewis Hamilton joined in although he probably wouldn’t have said as much if he was the

True Aussie Grit: A look at Mark Webber’s best F1 races

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24:  Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium after finishing second in his final F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

As you all know, Mark Webber has decided to leave the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team for 2014 to move to Porsche. I decided to pay tribute to Mark’s years in the sport by analysing his best 10 races of his Formula One career to date. All I want to say is a big thank

Felipe Massa and Ferrari end an era

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24:  Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari performs donuts as he finishes his last race for Ferrari following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It was announced on 10th September 2013 (prior to the Singapore Grand Prix weekend) that Felipe Massa was leaving the Ferrari team at the end of the season. The following day Ferrari announced that Kimi Raikkonen would be rejoining the team to partner Fernando Alonso for the 2014 season, taking over Felipe’s seat. With Massa’s

Sebastian Vettel wins in brilliant Brazilian GP

German driver Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull in action during of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013.                            AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL        (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel claimed a historic win at the Brazilian Grand Prix as Mark Webber ended his F1 career on the podium. The German initially lost the lead but quickly got back ahead and never looked back in an entertaining race at Interlagos. Dry conditions greeted the teams for the first time this weekend but with

F1 – A Flash from the past: Brazil 2003

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Ten years have passed since the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos last took up an early season slot in the calendar and our flash from the past this week remembers that very race from 2003, one that delivered drama from start to finish. The two races that preceded Brazil in Australia and Malaysia had been

Grosjean Fulfilling Potential

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Sebastian Vettel claimed his eighth straight victory in Austin last weekend and for the majority of fans watching, they witnessed yet another procession which has seemingly become the norm in the past few months. Vettel was in complete control of the race, managing his pace and tyres, as he crossed the line 6.284 seconds ahead

Vettel takes record breaking win at the US Grand Prix

Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany competes during  the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin,Texas. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel’s domination of the 2013 season continued with another flawless drive at the United States Grand Prix. The German’s win was his eighth in-a-row beating Michael Schumacher’s record of seven, Romain Grosjean held off a hard charging Mark Webber to take second for Lotus with the Australian taking third in the other Red Bull.